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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Diamond antenna DP-GH62 Help


Reviews Summary for Diamond antenna DP-GH62
Diamond antenna DP-GH62 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $139.95
Description: 21 foot two section co linear ground plane
Product is in production.
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KJ4BIZ Rating: 5/5 Apr 21, 2009 09:45 Send this review to a friend
NEW INSTALL  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I JUST BOUGHT THIS ANTENNA (NEW OLD STOCK) AND GETTING READY TO PUT IT UP I HAD A CUSHCRAFT BEFORE THIS ONE AND IT DID GREAT THIS DP-GH62 SEEMS TO BE TWICE THE ANTENNA AS THE CUSHCRAFT SIO I WILL REPORT BACK WHEN I GET IT UP AND GOING
 
K7NA Rating: 5/5 May 16, 2004 13:05 Send this review to a friend
Great All around 6-meter Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently got back on 6-meters and wanted a low angle antenna with some gain that would be effective when skip conditions appeared. The DP-GH62 assembled easily and I hoisted it onto a short mast on the roof (about 18-20 feet off the ground). I used a portable MFJ Model 249 SWR Analyzer to tune the antenna for about 51 mHz so that I could operate the low end of the SSB/CW band as well as the lower end of the FM repeater band. Adjustments went well with no problems experienced. I have about 75 feet of high quality RG8 foam coax on this antenna, the other end of which is connected to a new Icom 706MkIIg. Although local reports on SSB are less than thrilling due to the fact that most hams use horizontally polarized antennas and the cross-polarization loss is about -20dB, I did work an Okla. City station on Sporatic E and received a 5X9 report running only 30-40 watts. Of course, reports into area FM repeaters (where vertical polarization is the norm) is superb. If you are looking for only one antenna on 6-meters, I recommend the DP-GH62 for your consideration. It's sturdy and looks like it will last many years in the So. Cal. sun.
 
KC8VIF Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2003 22:28 Send this review to a friend
Sweeeet!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Killer ant. Tuned for a center freq of 51.5
and use it both for fm simplex/repeater and SSB with acceptable SWR on both.
Added bonus it loads with a tuner on 10m and 17m,
with many DX contacts.

73
Greg
KC*VIF
 


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